Mikel Arteta has praised the function that Arsenal’s followers performed of their comeback win over Fulham on the Emirates on Saturday, with targets from Martin Odegaard and Gabriel pulling them previous the outlet dug for them by Alexandar Mitrovic’s second half opener.
The Gunners struggled final season with coming from behind to win, particularly in video games that they had the run of, however Arteta’s males got here again strongly after Gabriel’s error handed them their first deficit of the season.
The Brazilian was caught in possession on the sting of his personal field by Mitrovic, who robbed him earlier than slotting residence – a scenario Arteta recommended in his post-match feedback the defender should not have been positioned in.
Talking in his post-match press convention, he mentioned: “I am actually pleased with the efficiency, the perspective, and the mentality that the staff confirmed. We had been on prime of the sport, it was about being affected person and the objective would come as a result of we had been deserving, however we had bother with errors.
“We made an error, it price us once more, however the staff confirmed that in opposition to adversity – Gabby individually, how he continued to play – and the unbelievable assist we now have within the stadium makes issues a lot simpler, and the staff simply has to win.”
He continued to reward the house crowd, persevering with: “The response of everybody after the objective immediately, the response of the stadium, provides assist to the participant, perception, after which the participant has to point out braveness to proceed enjoying. It is about the way you reply, and I am actually happy. The best way he is [Gabriel] modified mentally, the way in which he approaches each single day, it is totally different to a yr or two in the past.
“He takes care of himself each day. Soccer is a very powerful factor in his life aside from his daughter and his household. How constant he’s each day in his habits and the way a lot he actually needs to be among the best.”
The outcome places Arsenal again on prime of the Premier League desk after the afternoon’s earlier video games, sustaining the league’s solely 100% file after a lightning-fast begin to the season.
“Taking part in in entrance of those supporters helps,” Arteta mentioned, “as a result of they’re driving you as properly, after which it is about perception. Plenty of it’s about perception and confidence that you are able to do it, and now we now have that perception.
“I do not know a prime staff, profitable staff, that does not have that reference to the membership and their supporters. I had an individual right here at this time I actually like, love I might say, who I have never seen for some time. It is the primary time he is been on the stadium in two years, he says it [the atmosphere] was the perfect he is seen it in years, since Highbury.”